Fight night blame game

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BOXING promoter Dennis Hobson says Fort Regent officials have not ‘covered themselves in glory’ following the cancellation of next month’s international fight night.

Islander Danny Kennedy was due to fight for the IBO inter-continental title at Fort Regent on 24 November Picture: DAVID FERGUSON

Island professional Danny Kennedy was due to meet former Commonwealth champion Willie Limond on 24 November in a battle for the vacant IBO inter-continental title, while Guernseyman Bradley Watson was set to face Loua Nassa for the English super-flyweight belt.

The event, which was due to be shown live on FreeSports TV, has now been scrapped, but Hobson and Constable Steve Pallett have expressed opposing views on the cause – and who actually called it off.

Hobson’s corner have blamed Fort Regent’s stance on ticketing, while officers at the St Helier facility, backed by Pallett, Jersey’s assistant minister with responsibility for sport, say the cancellation followed non-payment of a deposit.

Hobson said he is still willing to consider the facility for future events.

Full story in Wednesday's JEP.

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